Princess Picture House, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield

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  • also known as: Princess Cinema
  • location: Northumberland Street (between Wood Street & Byram Street), Huddersfield
  • status: still exists but now in different use
  • category: cinema

Converted in the 1920s from a warehouse and designed by Huddersfield architect Clifford Hickson. Closed in April 1982. Reopened as a restaurant, then a nightclub and bar, and most recently a casino.

Historic England Listing

  • Grade II
  • first listed 29 September 1978
  • listing entry number 1229547

NORTHUMBERLAND STREET (North Side). Princess Cinema. Opened as a Picture House in 1923, Architect Capt Clifford Hickson of Stott, Sykes and Hickson (Huddersfield) built in the same style as its neighbours ie Nos 1 and 3 (qv). Ashlar. Hipped slate roof. Three storeys. Entablature, dentilled eaves cornice and parapet. Continuous moulded sill bands. Canted corners with rusticated quoins. Three ranges of windows with glazing bars, those on second floor with moulded frames, those on first floor with moulded frames and dentilled cornices: central first floor window has triangular pediment. Ground floor has Tuscan colonnade (glazed) and three doors with horizontal rustication, Doric friezes, round-arched heads and moulded imposts; that on corner of Byram Street has blind fanlight with sculpted altar in relief. This elevational treatment continues for two bays on both Byram and Wood Street elevations.


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